Secrets of Adobe Bridge: Making the Most of Adobe Creative Suite 2

Secrets of Adobe Bridge: Making the Most of Adobe Creative Suite 2

by Terry White
     
 

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You're impressed with Adobe CS2 and love Adobe Bridge, its new navigational control center. But are you making the most out of it? Adobe Bridge is more than a simple file browser. It's a powerful desktop tool and provides centralized access to all your suite project files, applications, and settings. With file organization and sharing, plus Adobe Stock Photos

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You're impressed with Adobe CS2 and love Adobe Bridge, its new navigational control center. But are you making the most out of it? Adobe Bridge is more than a simple file browser. It's a powerful desktop tool and provides centralized access to all your suite project files, applications, and settings. With file organization and sharing, plus Adobe Stock Photos at your fingertips all the time, Adobe Bridge speeds your workflow and keeps your ideas moving. In this first book to cover Adobe Bridge, best-selling author Terry White shows how to fully utilize this cool, productivity-enhancing software. You'll master organizing your files using the Bridge while customizing views and your workspace. You'll also learn how to view files (PDFs, multi-page InDesign files, Photoshop images, and more) in Adobe Bridge and directly see fonts and swatches used without actually opening a file as well as how to create collections of files, send files out for email review, track projects, effectively use Version Cue, set up RSS feeds, purchase stock photos, and more!

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Adobe Bridge is far more than File Browser on steroids: It’s the perfect central control center for managing all your Adobe project files, applications, and settings. In this book, Terry White walks every inch of the Bridge, simplifying the fundamentals, illuminating its advanced features, and showing exactly how it can accelerate your workflow.

White’s spent nearly a decade at Adobe, so he knows Creative Suite 2 literally from the inside out. He also knows users: He leads MacGroup-Detroit, Michigan's largest Macintosh Users Group, and speaks at events ranging from Photoshop World to Mac Design Conference. Here, he gets you started fast, helping you navigate and customize Bridge to your heart’s content. You’ll learn how to organize, sort, and filter files; display them as slideshows; apply ratings and labels; and set up quick-access Favorites. White shows how to instantly rename huge batches of files, page through PDFs, check out Illustrator swatches, even access Microsoft Office files.

Many users will never explore Adobe Bridge scripts, but you should -- they’re huge time-savers. White explains how they work, then introduces built-in scripts for everything from generating contact sheets to exporting Illustrator content into Flash. (Tip: You’ll find even more scripts at share.studio.adobe.com.)

You’ll find extensive coverage of Adobe Bridge's features for tracking projects, reviewing images in process, and using Adobe's stock photos service. You’ll even learn how to use Bridge as an RSS reader to capture Adobe's best new tips, tricks, and downloads. If you own Adobe Creative Suite 2, here’s your “bridge” to maximum productivity. Bill Camarda, from the November 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132701440
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

As Technical Resources Manager for Adobe Systems, Terry White leads a team of application engineers that focuses on professional publishing, Web authoring, and digital video. He is also the co-author of InDesign CS Killer Tips and a columnist for Mac Design Magazine.

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